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Table 5 Significance of relationship between ASCOT attributes and socio-demographic characteristics, general quality of life and disability (p-values)

From: An assessment of the construct validity of the ASCOT measure of social care-related quality of life with older people

  Control Personal Cleanliness and comfort Food and drink Accomm cleanliness and comfort Safety Social participation Occupation Dignity
Socio-demographic characteristics
Marital statusa .037** .199 .039** .081* .074* .574 .028** .106
Live alonea .004*** .552 .019** .599 .029** .967 .210 .930
Quality of Life         
Quality of Lifeb < .001*** < .001*** .007*** < .001*** < .001*** < .001*** < .001*** .004***
Disability: activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living
Stairsa .047** .170 .617 .059* .808 .254 .119 .397
Outdoors & walk down roada < .001***b .085* .826 .036** .638 .374 .006*** .185
Get around indoorsa < .001***b .001*** .011** .026** .470 .356 .023** .293
Get in/out beda < .001***b .002*** .209 .005*** .540 .195 .002*** .254
WC/toileta < .001*** < .001*** .002*** .010*** .090* .298 < .001*** .066*
Wash face handsa < .001*** < .001*** .086* .007*** .188 .662 < .001*** .745
Bath, shower, wash all overa < .001*** < .001*** .622 .046** .348 .147 < .001*** .451
Dressed/undresseda < .001*** .014** .931 .453 .738 .936 .113 .631
Feed selfa .037** .008*** < .001*** .277 .007*** .742 .562 .078*
Paperwork/financesa < .001*** .005*** .124 .015** .012** .021** < .001*** .054*
Household shoppinga .005*** .162 .611 .196 .001*** .585 .077* .980
Prepare hot mealsa .017** .028** .035** .516 .259 .619 .490 .404
  1. a Fischer's exact test; b Lowest two levels of the attribute are collapsed, except for Food and drink and Accommodation where the attribute is dichotomised by collapsing lowest three levels; *** significant at 1% level, ** significant at 5% level, * significant at 10% level